1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism

    408 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    408 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism is a state-of-the-art reference work which maps out the current developments and debates around the sociology of the professions, and how they relate to management and organizations.

    Supported by an international contributor team specializing in the disciplines of organizational studies and sociology, the collection provides extensive coverage of this field of research. It brings together the core concepts and issues, and has chapters on all the key aspects of professions in both the public and private sectors, including issues of governance and regulation. The volume closes with a set of international case studies which provide valuable practical insights into the subject.

    This Companion will be an indispensable reference source for students, scholars and educators within the social sciences, especially within management, organizational studies and sociology. It will also be highly relevant for those working and studying in the area of professional education.

    Part I: Theories and Contemporary Context of Professions and Professionalism  Introduction (Mike Dent)  1. Sociological and Organisational Theories of Professions and Professionalism (Stephen Ackroyd)  2. Governance and Professions (Ellen Kuhlmann, Tuba Agartan and Mia von Knorring)  3. Professions, Service Users and Citizenship: Deliberation, Choice and Responsibility (Evelien Tonkens)  4. Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality in Professions and Potential Professions: Analytical, Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Jeff Hearn, Ingrid Biese, Marta Choroszewicz, and Liisa Husu)  5. Professions and Power: A Review of Theories of Professions and Power (Mike Saks)  Part II: Governing the Professions and Professionalism  Introduction (Ellen Kuhlmann)  6. Governing through Professional Experts (Viola Burau)  7. Professions and Financial Incentives (Ruth McDonald and Crawford Spence)  8. Professionalism and Entrepreneurialism (Seppo Poutanen and Anne Kovalainen)  9. Professionalism, Trust and Cooperation (Patrick Brown and Michael Calnan)  10. Professionalism and Knowledge (Teresa Carvalho and Rui Santiago)  Part III: Professions, Management and Leadership Introduction (Jean-Louis Denis)  11. Restructuring Professional organizations (C.R. (Bob) Hinings)  12. Hybrid Managers and Professional Leadership (Ian Kirkpatrick)  13. The Professionalization of Management (Kevin T. Leicht)  14. Leadership and ‘Leaderism’: The Discourse of Professional Leadership and the Practice of Management Control in Public Services (Michael I Reed)  15. Professional Agency, Leadership and Organizational Change (Jean-Louis Denis, Nicolette van Gestel and Annick Lepage)  Part IV: Global Professionalism and the Emerging Economies Introduction (Ivy Bourgeault)  16. Accountancy, Finance and Banking: The Global Reach of the Professions (Colin Haslam)  17. Professions and Professionalism in Emerging Economies: The Case of South Africa (Debby Bonnin and Shaun Ruggunan)  18. India (International) Inc.: Global Work and the (Re-) Organization of Professionalism in Emerging Economies (Sweethaa Ballakrishnen)  19. Professions and Professionalization in Russia (Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova & Roman Abramov)  20. Professions and the Migration of Expert Labour: Towards an intersectional analysis of transnational mobility patterns and integration pathways of health professionals (Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Sirpa Wrede, Cecilia Benoit and Elena Neiterman)  Part V: Sectoral Analysis: Case Studies Introduction (Mike Dent )  21. The Professoriate and Professionalism in the Academy (Linda Muzzin and Maria Athina (Tina) Martimianakis)  22. Contemporary Education Policy and Teacher Professionalism (Sølvi Mausethagen and Jens-Christian Smeby)  23. Interprofessional Working for the Health Professions: From Fried Eggs to Omelettes? (Susan Nancarrow and Alan Borthwick)  24. Professional Identity and Social Work (Stephen A. Webb)  25. Journalism and its Professional Challenges (Christiane Schnell)


    Mike Dent is Emeritus Professor at Staffordshire University and Visiting Professor at the University of Leicester, UK.

    Ivy Lynn Bourgeault is Professor in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

    Jean-Louis Denis is Full Professor at the École Nationale d’Administration Publique (ÉNAP), Canada

    Ellen Kuhlmann is a Senior Researcher at the Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.